One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who tends and cultivates a garden as a pastime or for a living.‘a part-time gardener and handyman’‘I'm a keen gardener’
- ‘Garlic has grown in its appeal to market gardeners for a whole host of reasons.’
- ‘The typical suburban gardener won't sustain any real harm from these creatures and may benefit from their presence.’
- ‘Home gardeners can log onto the site to find the perfect accent for s shady path or sunny flower bed.’
- ‘It's a handsome house carefully attended by a mindful gardener who simply underscores its unfussy character.’
- ‘He is a former auto worker, master gardener, and passionate environmentalist.’
- ‘Some gardeners like the idea of serving fresh garden tomatoes for Thanksgiving dinner.’
- ‘A long-time gardener, he now wanted to "grow things for real."’
- ‘Keen gardeners tell me that there is nothing that can compare with harvesting your own vegetables.’
- ‘Gardeners interested in unusual cultivars may have to order them from specialty mail-order companies.’
- ‘As I work in the field of analysis and policy formulation, my focus is to make sure I am more like a gardener than an engineer.’
Middle English: from Old French gardinier, from gardin (see garden).
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